OpenELEC 3.0 RC2 Is Based on Linux Kernel 3.7.3

The final version of this distribution is just around the corner

By on January 26th, 2013 16:05 GMT

OpenELEC, an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub, is now at version 3.0 RC2.

This current development release is based on XBMC 12.0 Frodo, a free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media available for multiple platforms.

Highlights of OpenELEC 3.0 RC2:

• A patch to support Automake 1.13 has been implemented;
• An option to build without UPnP, MySQL, sshlib, and optical drive support has been added;
• Support for LME2510 USB DVB devices has been added;
• 'killall5' applet has been added;
• Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.7.3.

A complete list of changes can be found in the official announcement.

Download OpenELEC 3.0 RC2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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